How do I get rid of grass that is overgrowing my brick walkway ?

by Eva
I have tried boiling water, vinegar/soap spray but the grass is growing over the edges and between the pavers.

  9 answers
  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Apr 11, 2018

    Use an Edger tool and cut it back about an inch away from the path.

  • Rowgop (Pam) Rowgop (Pam) on Apr 11, 2018

    Remove the loose sand and dirt from between the brick pavers, and sweep the sand and dirt away. Spread polymeric sand over the sidewalk, and brush it into the gaps between the bricks until the cracks are filled to the surface.

  • Gabrielle Falk Gabrielle Falk on Apr 11, 2018

    A question from Sydney, Australia. What is 'polymeric sand.' Never heard of it. I've done the 'hard yards' and just put a small amount of poison on the grass growing around the pavers. Grass can be so invasive. I just gave up, took the pavers away, and let the grass grow.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Apr 11, 2018

    We have a bigger version of your problem, our long driveway is sand under bricks and not in great condition, weeds inbetween the bricks galore. It was constructed this way by the previous owner. So all kinds of weeds grow at any given time creating high maintenance .

    What we did was shovel/scrape up the weed/sand combo and bag it in construction grade bags and let it overwinter in them, The compost we took out of this this spring was pure magic for our garden.

    As the weeds emerge we beat them back with a weed wacker on brick walkway areas.

    Rowgop(Pam) has the best suggestion on how to handle this problem, saw this at Home and Garden shows.

  • Rowgop (Pam) Rowgop (Pam) on Apr 11, 2018

    Best of luck

    • Eva Eva on Apr 12, 2018

      Thanks again for taking the time to answer!

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Apr 12, 2018

    It will eventually spread back to the edge and you will have to repeat next year, but if you would rather not edge your lawn, you could sink a row of bricks into the edge of the lawn and this will allow you to mow right up to the border without having to edge at all............

  • Gabrielle Falk Gabrielle Falk on Apr 13, 2018

    To Linda. many thanks for that information. Didn't know that anything like that existed. Wish I'd known about that years ago when I had a whole lot of paving done out the back, and a front path up to the door. Perhaps the tradies that did the work should have known about this product.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Apr 23, 2018

    My pleasure........